The Network will hold its next committee meeting on Friday 24th March at 2.pm in the Edward Worth Library
The Irish Committee of Historical Sciences
invite you to a symposium to celebrate their relaunch
Past, Present and Future: Reflections on Modern Historiography
by Professor Lawrence Goldman
(Director, Institute of Historical Research, London)
With a response by Professor Marian Lyons (Maynooth)
Chaired by Professor David Hayton (emeritus QUB)
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm
National Library of Ireland, Dublin
FREE, ALL WELCOME
wine reception to follow
The RCSI are currently recruiting for an experienced Archivist to care for and promote the RCSI Heritage Collections for the benefit of the College and Irish cultural heritage.
RCSI Heritage Collections include the College archives dating to 1784, manuscripts, antiquarian books relating to the teaching and practice of surgery and medicine in Ireland, medical instruments, paintings, portraiture and antique furnishings. Further information is on the RCSI Heritage Collections website
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Closing date for applications is 6/03/2017
The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections.
The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas.
The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017.
This is the final week of the NI Science Festival which concludes on February 26th. Below are a selection of events occurring over the coming week.
- BBC Horizon Editor Steve Crabtree journeys through the Horizon archives, pulling out key moments of health discoveries and disease outbreaks @ The QFT / Weds 22 Feb, 6pm
- talk on the technological breakthroughs and ethical issues presented by cognitive computing by IBM’s Reseach’s Chief Science Officer@ Belfast City Hall / Thurs Feb 23, 5.30pm
- Irish scientist and engineer Dr Niamh Shaw fresh from the Crew 173 Mars analog mission @ The Armagh Planetarium / Sat Feb 25, 2pm
- Institute of Physics presents an afternoon with NI physicist & Pulsar discoverer Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell and Professor Jim Al-Khalili@ The Whitla Hall / Sun 26 Feb, 2pm.
The next seminar in the Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland Seminar Series takes place on Thursday, 23 February:
March 1st deadline for next round of SIS grants.
The Scientific Instrument Society awards small research grants up to £500. The grants are intended to support new research into the history of scientific instruments based on archival materials and/or museum collections. Grants may be used to cover any reasonable costs of research including travel and photography.